Beth's Review: The Calling Tree: A Tale of Immortality by C.F. Waller
APC PUBLISHER: C. F. WALLER
NARRATOR: Wyatt Baker RELEASED: July 11, 2017 GENRE: mystery, thriller, suspense LENGTH: 9 hours and 7 minutes FORMAT: paperback, audible
Dominick Dunn is in people acquisition. When the phone rings he shuffles off to the far corners of the globe to retrieve the captured, then turns them over to his employer. He doesn't actually believe these people are immortal, but the pay is good and he likes to travel. Despite rumors that his quarry meets an unthinkable fate at the hands of his employer, he's content with his lot in life. Aaron Wessker is miserable. His life has not gone according to plan. Trapped in a dead end job bartending in Vegas, he longs for a family he lacks, or at least the possibility of a girlfriend. Their lives are about to intersect, causing them both to rethink their place in the world. More importantly they will have to change their opinions of the possibility of immortality. Unfortunately for both of them they will have to do this very quickly. Dunn's quarry is also being pursued by something much more deadly than his employers. Dominick Dunn is about to become the hunted and Aaron's world is about to be turned on its side. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS The Calling Tree is probably not what I expected; it was a pleasant surprise. When it comes to immortality, Waller writes in a completely different way. I found myself rooting for the bad guys for a bit. This is an excellent start to a new series. The mystery and suspense will keep readers on the edge of their seat.
It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I couldn’t stop listening! I loved The Calling Tree, I recommend it to all readers. The overall rating for me is four stars for the story and four stars for the narration.